Fourth of July BBQ and Italian Ice

If you can’t beat the heat, join it! Been trying to get some grilling on for the holiday, like everyone else. In New Orleans, it is actually an important chore during hurricane season to clear through all the major meat products taking up residence in the freezer, just in case we need to evacuate and […]

Why I Love New Orleans on Katrina’s Anniversary and Chicken Fricassee

To be a New Orleanian requires one to harbor a certain philosophical slant. More than once I’ve entertained discussions with non-New Orleanian folk that became arguments at a predictable impasse: why choose to live somewhere that is near-certain to flood again? There will always be another Katrina, they say, it doesn’t make any sense; why […]

Spicy Burgers on Tartine Brioche for Graduation BBQ

For those of you who have come to believe this is a health food blog, with this post, I burst your bubble with a slick sud of saturated fat. As a flexatarian, I readily celebrate calls for exception, calls for wild food abandon, when such calls satisfy certain theology and geometry. Graduating from medical school, […]

Pulled Pork Sandwiches with Homemade BBQ Sauce

Happiness is the company of old friends in new places—the birth of new traditions— eight pairs of high heels, flamingos and cupcake ATMs. Viva Las Vegas for a collective 30th birthday. Moments like these are perfect motivation for aging. To bright lights behind us and even brighter light ahead. Pulled Pork Sandwiches with Barbecue Sauce […]